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K9 Veterans Day

"Service members have relied on canine comrades since the beginning of organized warfare, but it wasn’t until March 13, 1942, when the United States Army began training dogs for the […]

National Rosie the Riveter Day

"'National Rosie the Riveter Day' is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16 million women working during World War II."https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/237/textLearn more:https://rosietheriveter.net/make-march-21st-national-rosie-the-riveter-day/

National Medal of Honor Day

"The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. The date of March 25th […]

Vietnam Veterans Day

2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. We remember 9 million American servicemembers who answered the call to duty.“Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and […]

Gold Star Spouses Day

“Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of our country’s military community and […]

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

“On April 9th, National Former POW Recognition Day, we remember the American men and women held captive during war.” http://www.nww2m.com/2016/04/national-former-pow-recognition-day/ 

Purple Up! Day

Throughout the Month of the Military Child, DoDEA encourages schools and communities to plan special events to honor military children. Wearing purple is a visible way for everyone to show […]

National Military Brats Day

"Military Brats, Inc. founded Military Brats Day in 2016 to recognize present and former children of military personnel, and their dedication and sacrifice in the service of this country."http://militarybratsinc.org/national-military-brats-day-initiative/Learn more: https://www.vehiclesforveterans.org/blog/what-is-military-brats-day-2017/

Silver Star Service Banner Day

Follow the link below for information on Silver Star Service Banner Day and the Silver Star Medal, recipients of which are celebrated on May 1st each year: http://www.silverstarfamilies.org/

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

"Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day we honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses. The support and commitment they provide helps keep our country safe. Military spouses […]

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

"To salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, May 13 has officially been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day. This date […]

Armed Forces Day

"This holiday pays tribute to men and women who serve across all six branches in the United States military."https://www.govinfo.gov/features/armed-forces-dayLearn more: https://www.uso.org/stories/2225-when-is-armed-forces-day

Memorial Day

"Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America."https://www.usmemorialday.org/history-of-memorial-dayLearn more: https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

Women Veterans Day

Women have served in the military since the founding of the Republic. From the story of Molly Pitcher, who served with the Continental Army during the Revolution, to the women […]

National PTSD Awareness Day

"Many people across the globe suffer silently with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). In an effort to educate the public and help those affected, June 27 has been named PTSD Awareness […]

National Hire a Veteran Day

Follow the links below for resources about hiring veterans and how National Hire a Veteran Day came about:https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/50758/july-25-national-hire-veteran-day/ https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/hire https://blog.dol.gov/2020/07/24/dol-salutes-national-hire-a-veteran-day

National Buffalo Soldiers Day

"Buffalo Soldiers Day on July 28 commemorates the formation of the first regular Army regiments comprised of African American soldiers on September 21, 1866, seventeen months after the end of […]

Purple Heart Day

"Purple Heart Day is a day of observance to commemorate the creation of the Purple Heart in 1782."https://www.thepurpleheart.com/history/Learn more: https://www.uso.org/stories/2276-8-purple-heart-facts

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

“August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day, a day to commemorate the contributions of Native American code talkers who served in the U.S. military during World Wars I and […]

National Airborne Day

To learn about National Airborne Day, follow the link below:https://www.army.mil/article/238179/national_airborne_day_holds_special_resonance_at_fort_benning_birthplace_of_the_airbornehttps://www.hfotusa.org/the-history-behind-national-airborne-day/

20th Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the U.S. “September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans […]

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

"National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday […]

Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day

Originally observed as Gold Star Mother’s Day and declared by Congress in 1936 to be held on the last Sunday in September, President Obama amended the declaration in 2011 to […]

Veterans Day

"Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, […]

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

"Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were […]

National Wreaths Across America Day

"Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at […]